Back in September, The Pokémon Company surprised us all by announcing Pokémon GO, an upcoming mobile game that lets players capture and battle Pokémon in the real world through augmented reality. The Pokémon Company is teaming up with the talented development team Niantic (best known for their augmented reality game Ingress) and Nintendo to bring Pokémon GO to life, and hype for the game is immensely strong, even though we know very little about it.

Thankfully, we should be hearing a lot more about
Pokémon GO next month. Game Developers Conference 2016 is just over a month away, kicking off on March 14th, and Pokémon GO has been added to the lineup for the event. Niantic CEO and founder John Hanke will be holding a presentation for the hotly-anticipated game, showing attendees “a first-hand, in-depth look at how players are interacting and exploring the world with one another through Pokemon GO, the collaborative approach to design and development for the game and the next evolution of augmented reality and real-world mobile gameplay experiences.” You can check out the full description below.

“Over the last three years, Niantic, Inc. has been defining the genre of Real World gaming, using smartphones and tablets to connect the digital world to the physical world. Niantic’s newest game, Pokemon GO, ups the challenge of real world gaming design, taking a beloved franchise and setting its hundreds of brightly-colored monsters loose across the globe, adding a new Bluetooth wearable device created by Nintendo to the mix. Join Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke as he discusses how the company has developed a unique vision for delivering a mobile Pokemon experience that gets would-be trainers into the outdoors.”

Niantic has not yet set an exact date and time for their
Pokémon GO presentation, but we should have more scheduling details soon. Are you excited to see what’s in store?

Source: GDC

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